Most of you know how the song goes, I am sure...
"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you might find, you get what you need."
I've been in 4 bands in the last 3 years. Which is really discouraging, when you think about it. Just when you've been together long enough to sound pretty good as a group, somebody does something, and (screws) it all up. Every time it's happened, I've told my gal that I don't know how many more times I can start over, trying to make a band work. And, as I've told you all before, this isn't unique. It's always like this, for most musicians. Building a band sucks.
So, now, my latest band; Prowler, is a very, very good band. Our first show is as the headliner (or last) act at a charity benefit in mid July. We are literally going to blow the doors off the other 3 bands. In a year, this band could be one of the best bands playing hard rock in the Orlando/Daytona area. We have a 7000 watt PA, with 3 huge sub-woofers. It thumps, and we play really tight and loud through it.
It's a good band. It's tons of fun. And it's probably going to make me some money.
More than I could ask for or expect at may age. Which is 48 and a bit. This close to 50 years old, and I'm playing in a loud, jammin', hard driving, arena rock band.
Sometimes you get what you need...
Either way it goes, I think this is the last band I'll ever be in. I'll still have a few recording projects to work on and try to sell online, but no more live performing. After this, I won't really be up for trying to start again, knowing how unlikely it is that I'll ever be in a band anywhere near this good again.
So, I hope it lasts. For as long as it can. So far it's a hell of a ride. Maybe the best band technically that I've ever been in. For damn sure it's the loudest.
Anyways, just thought I'd share.